Saad fixes televisions. His 12-year-old hands know how to use a screwdriver. In the kitchen, he pours himself apple juice. A gun battle erupts on the screen when he turns it on, but there are noises in the hallway too. “Filot! Filot!” screams Saad’s father, running outside. Voices rise, and doors slam. Saad cannot go beyond the apartment, for there […]
This is pretty neat, a short-list for an international writing competition: 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist 4000 entries from 47 countries, and 26 stories on the shortlist (including mine). Kind of blown away, to be honest.
Hi all. Made the short-list for CBC’s short story prize – grand prize winner to be announced later in March. You can read the story, see a photo!, and read a short interview here: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2014/03/2014-cbc-short-story-prize-the-finalists.html I think there’s a voting mechanism, so if you like the story and are of a mind… I’d highly appreciate […]